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One of her babies is rotting in the sun

And the other one was found drowned in the ocean

Her mom and dad are in their van crushed and bloated

And her husband was thrown from his fishing boat

So please give me a break from all your complaining

About who was mean to you and how your stepdad is a pain

- I care, I swear, but I just can't take it, not today

All i can think about are tsunamis and earthquakes


Everything she's ever known is gone, gone, gone

Everyone she's ever loved is gone, gone, gone

The only reason she's alive is

She grabbed a palm frond and held on

And held on

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You can call me crazy but it seems to me we could

Have sent more than we spend in one day killing iraqis

To help the hundreds of thousands

Who are injured and diseased

And hungry and homeless and without families

I'm appalled by our government's initial reaction

And the fact that they asked for a verbal retraction

From the folks who called them stingy

They're just covering their assets

Well, they thank their greedy god for wiping out the lower class

We'd have 12/26 tattoed across our foreheads

If something this atrocious happened on our coast instead

Well, a tragedy's a tragedy no matter where it happens

Close your eyes really tight and imagine

That everything you've ever known is gone

And everything you've ever loved is gone

And the only reason you're alive is you were lucky

And you were strong enough to hold on

While you watched your family die

While you watched your family die

While you watched your family die

While you watched your family die